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ERIC Number: EJ1058115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
A Dialogic about Using Facebook Status Updates for Education Research: A PhD Student's Journey
Barnes, Naomi; Penn-Edwards, Sorrel; Sim, Cheryl
Educational Research and Evaluation, v21 n2 p109-121 2015
Facebook status updates provided the data for a study about the transition learning experiences of 1st-year university students. Strict ethical guidelines were proposed by the PhD researcher from the outset of the study. Anonymity was considered important for the approved ethical clearance for both the university and the participants. Phenomenography was adopted and adapted for the study because it both conceptually and methodologically managed anonymity as well as questions of authenticity. An ethical dilemma arose during the research because the archival parameters were expanded by the researcher to allow the collection of data from the participants' network. Questions of consent in an online space and how to report findings, which included data from people unaware of their involvement in the research, needed to be considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia